COVID-19 “will not overcome us”: Queen Elizabeth II

FILE PHOTO: Queen Elizabeth II poses at a desk in the 1844 Room at Buckingham Palace, London, on December 13, 2017. /AFP Photo

Queen Elizabeth II has sent out a defiant message, saying that the COVID-19 pandemic “will not overcome us.”

The monarch made the remarks in her Easter address, which comes in a period when the world is battling the COVID-19 pandemic that as killed more than 106,000 people.

“We know that Coronavirus will not overcome us. As dark as death can be – particularly for those suffering with grief – light and life are greater. May the living flame of the Easter hope be a steady guide as we face the future,” Queen Elizabeth II said in her address.

The UK is one of the worst hit countries by the COVID-19 pandemic, having recorded nearly 80,000 cases and over 9,800 deaths.

Saturday’s address in Queen Elizabeth’s second in a week, having made another on the World Health Day, which was celebrated earlier in the week.

“This year, Easter will be different for many of us but by keeping apart we keep others safe. But Easter isn’t cancelled; indeed, we need Easter as much as ever,” she said.

The Queen’s message was recorded at Windsor castle while taking strict precautions to protect her.

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